From Alcatraz to Africa, Paperback/Jonathan Konnerup
Description From Alcatraz to Africa is the amazing story of the Konnerup family who were pioneer missionaries in East Africa. It is the story of how two young people from different settings came to Jesus, met each other, and together answered the call of God to be missionaries in Ethiopia. By many fascinating stories, you will be taken through the difficulties of living in primitive areas with unique customs, see life as a missionary in the pioneer days of the 1960s and 1970s, observe all kinds of struggles to live, including separation from their children, view what ministry in rural Africa was like, and eventually learn how they persevered during a communist takeover. At the same time, God worked through this family to reach many people with the Gospel. People who had never even heard the name of Jesus and who lived in fear of evil spirits found the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Many lives in northern Ethiopia were transformed from fear of the devil to freedom in Jesus Christ. The Konnerup's encounters were harrowing, funny, incredible, and even miraculous as they experienced God's protection and answers to prayer. So what does Alcatraz have to do with all of this? In a sense, part of this journey starts there. As you read their journey from Alcatraz to Africa, you will come away inspired as you see how God can use ordinary people to do extraordinary things. No doubt, you will gain an appreciation of the power of prayer and believe that it really does work.